A programme of events to mark Parliament Day coming to Arbroath next month has revealed a packed schedule for the visitors.
On November 4 the presiding officer Tricia Marwick MSP will visit the town to get a snapshot of daily life.
There will also be a special meeting of the finance committee with finance secretary John Swinney in the Webster Memorial Theatre.
On her visit to Arbroath the presiding officer will visit many organisations including Mackay’s Boatyard, where she will learn about traditional boat building and making Arbroath Smokies in a lesson with Iain Spink.
Ms Marwick will also visit Angus Training Group to see the work they do with engineering apprentices before going on to Darling’s Coffee Shop on the High Street.
There she will meet with manager and community woman award recipient, Doreen Walkinshaw and her staff of volunteers at the cafe.
Doreen said: “It is all about the Scottish Parliament becoming more visible and accessible to local communities and I’m sure the people of Arbroath will welcome that.”
In addition to the visits, the finance committee will also be holding a series of workshops with local organisations before a public meeting at 2 p.m.
Among those invited are Chic Grant, the owner of Outdoor Action Scotland and Chair of the Arbroath Town Centre Retailers’ Association and Arbroath Herald editor Brian Stormont.
He said: “It is not so easy for people to get down to Edinburgh and so for the Scottish Parliament to come out and about and visit towns like Arbroath it will be extremely informative.”